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Burnside Farm

Northend Road, Stromness, Scotland
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Burnside Farm
Ranked #1 of 11 Stromness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent visit to the Orkneys, we were lucky enough to stay at Burnside Farm. The location was very good, being equidistant from Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar, and within walking distance to the restaurants in Stromness. Joy and Robbie are wonderful, the rooms and baths were very clean and comfortable, and breakfast was outstanding. Joy even... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed with Joy in early May , we had to give a review of this comfortable B & B + outstanding breakfast !! What we particularly liked were the extras ; oatmeal porride with berry fruits , the fried breakfast with oatmeal bere bannock, home made cheese from the curds & butter from whey !!!! This was one of... More

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Long Island, NY, United States
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We received a very friendly greeting from Robbie on our arrival, and were shown to a gorgeous room (the Scapa room) with a very comfortable bed. The ensuite is spacious and modern. Joy is a wonderful cook, providing us with excellent breakfasts. The cheeses made from the farm’s milk were wonderful, and the home-baked shortbread cookies provided in the room... More

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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119 hotel reviews
401 helpful votes 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Burnside B&B is located within the farmhouse just off the main road leading into Stromness and is a 10 minute walk or so from town along a pavement with street lighting. We booked about 3 weeks in advance for 2 nights in a double room at £85 per night B&B, subject to a 25% deposit. The fact that we... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Clean,convient to Stromness. Modern nice bathrooms (showers). Good breakfast. Rooms have all the nessary things to make one's stay comfortable. Not delux, but a good place for a night or two while touring Orkney.

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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is the ONLY place to stay if you are on the main Orkney island! Absolutely wonderful B&B. Stayed in the Scarpa Flow room with a great view and stunning bathroom. Loved the shower! Great breakfasts and the owner, Joy, features local produce and cheese made from their dairy cows. Clean, comfortable and lots of extra care. Cookies, chocolates and... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My partner and I travelled to Ornkey in March to see some of Scotland in the springtime. Orkney is magical, and the Burnside was the perfect place for us to stay and see some of the "Mainland." The B&B sits just above Stromness (5 minute walk, if that) which means it has STUNNING views. You can catch a bus across... More

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BURNSIDE66, Manager at Burnside Farm, responded to this review

Robbie and I were delighted to hear from you - your review was a lovely surprise. Thank you very much for taking the time to compile it. Summer is approaching here, and hopefully it will be warm enough in a couple of weeks to let the milking cows outside on the fresh grass. They love it when the barn gates... More

Taif, Saudi Arabia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed here just 1 night recently, made to feel very welcome, spotlessly clean and classy rooms, with one of the best showers I think I've ever had anywhere in the world. Also had an awesome breakfast making full use of the abundant local produce. we booked both the Scapa and Hoy view rooms at the front of the house, great... More

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BURNSIDE66, Owner at Burnside Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. I am glad you were comfortable and hope you will return in the future. More

Wrexham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed at Burnside for 3 nights during October. We have to say it was one of the best places we have ever stayed! Facilities were great and the breakfast was amazing! We were made too feel very welcome and would definitely stay again! Shame we missed the northern lights!

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BURNSIDE66, Owner at Burnside Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your generous review. On a dark winter day such as this - it certainly lifted my spirits to read it. Thank you for being such lovely guests. More

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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We absolutely loved the Burnside B & B. Joy is a wonderful proprietor and made us feel so welcome! From her cookies to her huge breakfasts, she took great care of us. Our room and bath were first class. We were surrounded by comfort while having a great view of Stromness. We highly recommend this special B & B.

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Address: Northend Road, Stromness, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Also Known As:
Burnside Farm Stromness, Orkney Islands

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Burnside B&B is family-run and part of a working dairy farm. We have stylish and comfortable rooms (2 en-suite, 1 private facilities) with delicious breakfast a specialty. Close to town with impressive views. Freeview, WiFi, pets by arrangement. ... more   less 
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